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Herndon/Reston Calendar, Feb. 11-17

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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Adult Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call for title. Call 703-689-2700.

I Love the Color Red. 10:30 a.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities. Ages 2-3 with an adult. Call 703-689-2700.

Valentine’s Day Storytime. 11 a.m., Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-437-8855.

Spanish Chats. 7 p.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults only. Call 703-689-2700.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Lincoln Day Dinner. 6:30 p.m., Hidden Creek Country Club, 1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston. Reston Republicans will host the seventh annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Choice of entree (NY Strip Steak or Chicken Florentine), salad, dessert, champagne toast, glass wine. Cash bar. $50/person. Mail check and stating entrée preference to RCGR, P.O. Box 2891, Reston, VA 20195. Call 703.406.9740.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 14

<cal2>The Fabulous Hubcaps. The Fabulous Hubcaps, an oldies and classic rock show band, will perform at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., 8-11:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35/person. Call Yvonne at 571-313-0189 or e-mail Chris at cmogensen@cox.net.

Contra Dance. 7:15-10:45, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Celebrate Valentine’s as Susan Taylor calls a contra dance to the music of the June Apple Band. Beginners' workshop 7:15-8 p.m., dance 8-10:45 p.m. Admission: $7 (workshop free). Partner not necessary. Bring snack to share (juice provided). Call 703-476-4500.

Valentine’s Day at the Hyatt. Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. The Hyatt is offering two packages for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a three-course dinner at the hotel’s Market Street Bar & Grill Restaurant, breakfast for two and champagne and strawberries for $269 per couple. Stay in the Presidential Suite, have Dom Perignon, chocolates and more and wake up to breakfast in bed for $2,999.99 per couple. Call 703-709-1234 for reservations.

Chocolate Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. Floris United is hosting the 17th Annual Chocolate Festival to raise funds for charity. This event is open to everyone in the community and will feature chocolate, music, games, door prizes, a silent auction and a live auction. For every package of diapers brought to donate, one raffle ticket will be given. Call 703-793-0026.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 15

<cal2>Capitol Steps. The Capitol Steps Benefit Performance to benefit Reston Interfaith will take pace at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Enjoy wine, desserts, a live and silent auction and sponsorship opportunities. Call Amy McDowell, Events and Communications Manager, at 571-323-9582 or Amy.McDowell@restoninterfaith.org, or visit www.restoninterfaith.org to sign up.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Newseum Trip. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Join Reston Association for a trip to the Newseum, the world's most interactive museum. This trip is for Senior adults, 55 years and older. Bus pick up locations at Hunters Wood Shopping Center, Thoreau Place and Lake Anne Fellowship House. $30/Reston Residents; $36/Non-Reston Residents. Call 703-435-6577 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Canines in Reston. 7-8 p.m., Reston Association, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Learn about the coyote and how they are changing fox behavior. $3/RA members; $5/non-residents. Reservations required by Feb. 17; call 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 21

<cal2>Norman Wright and the Travelers are performing their bluegrass music at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12; call 703-435-8377.

Reston Chorale. 6 and 8 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Chorale will perform two shows. Visit www.restonchorale.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 22

<cal2>Jazz Meets Rock. 2-3 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 W. Ox Road, Herndon. Explore the evolution of style during the years when greats like John Coltrain and Grover Washington were kings. Free. Call 703-437-9101.

Capitol Steps. 7 p.m., Herndon High School Auditorium. The award winning political satire group Capitol Steps will perform to benefit the Class of 2009. Tickets: $35/person; visit www.fcps.edu/HerndonHS/.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 23

<cal2>Ansel Adams: A Documentary. 7 p.m., Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 N. Washington Plaza, Reston. Join the Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club for this Emmy Award-winning film featuring scenery from the American West and photographer Ansel Adams. Contact Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310 or larva@attglobal.net

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Organic Gardening. 7-8:30 p.m., Reston Association, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Join a master gardener for some information on organic gardening. $5/RA members; $8/non-residents. Reservations required by Feb. 24; call 703-435-6530.

Audition. 7:30 p.m., Lindsay C. Petersen Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. The Reston Community Players are holding auditions for their production of "Laughing Stock." There are 9 male roles and 5 female roles.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 28

<cal2> Audition. 2 p.m., Lindsay C. Petersen Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. The Reston Community Players are holding auditions for their production of "Laughing Stock." There are 9 male roles and 5 female roles.